Nicostar 10 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Nicostar Tablet
Nicostar 10 Tablet is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina).
Nicostar Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
How to use Nicostar Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Nicostar 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Nicostar Tablet works
Nicostar 10 Tablet is a vasodilator. It works by reducing the workload of the heart. As a result, heart muscle does not need as much blood and oxygen supply. This reduces the frequency and severity of angina attacks.
Nicostar Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nicostar 10 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Nicostar 10 Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Nicostar 10 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Nicostar 10 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nicostar 10 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Nicostar 10 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nicostar 10 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Nicostar Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Nicostar 10 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

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  • You have been prescribed Nicostar 10 Tablet to reduce attacks of chest pain (angina).
  • You must continue to take it as advised, usually for a long time.
  • Nicostar 10 Tablet may cause headaches. Drink plenty of water and take a suitable painkiller. Inform your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Nicostar 10 Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Nicostar 10 Tablet as that may cause increased dizziness.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice any sign of ulceration such as bleeding from the back passage, blood in vomit or black stools.
  • Do not take Nicostar 10 Tablet in combination with medicines that are used to treat erectile dysfunction (eg. sildenafil) or high blood pressure as that can cause a major drop in blood pressure.

Interaction with Drugs

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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What is Nicostar?
Nicostar belongs to the class of medicines known as potassium channel activator with nitric oxide-mediated vasodilating properties.
Q. What is Nicostar used for?
Nicostar is used in the prevention and treatment of chronic stable angina and in decreasing the risk of acute coronary syndrome in patients with chronic stable angina with risk factors.
Q. Can Nicostar be used for lowering blood pressure?
No, it is not used to lower blood pressure. However, concomitant administration with blood pressure lowering drugs (vasodilators, alcohol) may decrease the blood pressure. Patients consult your doctor for the treatment of your high blood pressure.
Q. Does Nicostar cause headache?
Yes, headache is a common side effect with Nicostar. Talk to your doctor if you experience this side effect while taking this medicine.
Q. Is Nicostar an ACE inhibitor?
No, Nicostar is not an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor. It is a potassium channel opener which also has nitric oxide-mediated vasodilatory property.
Q. Is Nicostar a beta blocker?
No, Nicostar is not a beta blocker. It is a potassium channel opener which also has nitric oxide-mediated vasodilatory property.
Q. Is Nicostar a calcium channel blocker?
No, Nicostar is not a calcium channel blocker. It is a potassium channel opener which also has nitric oxide-mediated vasodilatory property.
Q. Is Nicostar a nitrate?
No, Nicostar is not a nitrate. It is a potassium channel opener which also has a nitrate moiety in its structure. It acts by dilating your blood vessels and is used in the treatment of conditions like angina pectoris.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Nov 2017.
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